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Chimamanda Adichie at The 2018 Abantu Book Festival

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A few days ago, Adichie shared photos of her time at Abantu Book Festival on Facebook. On December 7, 2017, Chimamanda Adichie was in Johannesburg where she headlined the 2018 edition of the festival. The event was a live chat between her and author, scholar, and feminist Professor Pumla Dineo Gqola. As usual, they talked feminism. Adichie […]

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Event | (Re)membering Africa: Women’s Narratives Conference at the University of Houston | 28-30 March

Remembering Africa

On 28-30 March, the University of Houston will be hosting a conference themed “(Re)membering Africa: Women’s Narratives on the Continent and Beyond.” In an email to Brittle Paper, the novelist Novuyo Rosa Tshuma explained that the event, which is organised by the university’s graduate students, will feature the Zimbabwean novelist Tsitsi Dangarembga and the American […]

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Everything White Tastes Like Milk | Bryan Joe Okwesili | Fiction

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  I know you grew up on the streets, that you feel the streets made you, that you are now the streets, maybe just a human version. I know that when you were younger, death led your parents along and your relatives rejected you saying you were bad omen, that whenever you passed something gets […]

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Leila Aboulela’s New Novel, Bird Summons, Is Magic-infused and Folklore-inspired

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Leila Aboulela is one Africa’s most beloved storytellers. Her readers can’t get enough of her evocative writing and the memorable characters that swarm her fictional world. Well, they are in luck. Aboulela has a new novel out. The novel is titled Bird Summons and was published in the UK on March 7 by Weidenfeld & […]

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Ten Poets Shortlisted for the 2019 Brunel International African Poetry Prize

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Ten poets have been shortlisted for the 2019 Brunel International African Poetry Prize. Among them are the Nigerian poets Inua Ellams and Mary-Alice Daniel who are making their third and second appearances on the shortlist, respectively. Founded by Bernardine Evaristo in 2013, the £3,000 prize—co-sponsored by Commonwealth Writers, Brunel University, London and the African Poetry Book Fund—is in […]

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#PoetryTalk | Being a Poet Involves Crying Out About Injustice: Interview with Unoma Azuah

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Unoma Azuah teaches writing at the Illinois Institute of Art, Chicago. In 2011 she was listed as one of the top professors at small private colleges in the United States in the online publication, Affordable/Private Colleges and Universities in the United States. A prolific author, Azuah has been a guest lecturer at Yale University, Connecticut […]

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Distance of Days | Teju Cole

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(In Memoriam Bisi Silva. In Memoriam Okwui Enwezor.)   1. O. shows up in my dream last night. He is standing there as though listening to something. Wearing a dark, beautifully-cut suit, as usual. There’s a great look of concentration on his face. He says nothing but, finally, he takes off his jacket. He folds […]

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Bernard Dadié, Côte d’Ivoire’s Best Known Writer and National Icon, Passes on at 103

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Bernard Dadié, Côte d’Ivoire’s best known writer and former Minister of Culture, has passed on at age 103, on 9 March 2019. His novels, plays and poetry—which have been described as attempting to connect the contemporary world, as shaped by colonialism, to messages in traditional African folktales—were inspiration for the Negritude movement, with his poem “Je […]

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Chimamanda Adichie at The 2018 Abantu Book Festival

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A few days ago, Adichie shared photos of her time at Abantu Book Festival on Facebook. On December 7, 2017, […]

Event | (Re)membering Africa: Women’s Narratives Conference at the University of Houston | 28-30 March

Remembering Africa

On 28-30 March, the University of Houston will be hosting a conference themed “(Re)membering Africa: Women’s Narratives on the Continent […]

Everything White Tastes Like Milk | Bryan Joe Okwesili | Fiction

Junkyard 1200 x 630

  I know you grew up on the streets, that you feel the streets made you, that you are now […]

Leila Aboulela’s New Novel, Bird Summons, Is Magic-infused and Folklore-inspired

leila-aboulela-bird-summons

Leila Aboulela is one Africa’s most beloved storytellers. Her readers can’t get enough of her evocative writing and the memorable […]

Ten Poets Shortlisted for the 2019 Brunel International African Poetry Prize

brunel 2019 shortlist - graph

Ten poets have been shortlisted for the 2019 Brunel International African Poetry Prize. Among them are the Nigerian poets Inua […]

#PoetryTalk | Being a Poet Involves Crying Out About Injustice: Interview with Unoma Azuah

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Unoma Azuah teaches writing at the Illinois Institute of Art, Chicago. In 2011 she was listed as one of the […]

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